Department of Community Medicine
|FREE MEDICAL HEALTH CAMP AND CHECK-UP|
A free Medical Health Camp and Health Check-up was organised by Women’s Club, A.M.U in collaboration with Department of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College, A.M.U. Aligarh on 20th May, 2023 at ASRA (Aligarh Self Reliance Alliance) for Women Empowerment.
More than 80 females of reproductive age group specifically from the underserved population were the beneficiaries of the health camp. Dr. Faiza Abbasi (Vice President and Treasurer, ASRA) initiated the programme with introducing the Chief Guests and health team.
Dr. Hameeda Tariq (Paediatrician) founding patron of AMU Women’s Club delivered a health talk emphasising the importance of balanced diet for both physical and mental wellbeing. She also motivated them for female empowerment.
Free drug distribution for various ailments, haemoglobin and blood sugar testing was conducted. Patients were counselled by the doctors on their health and hygiene. Patients were also benefited by general examination.
A fun learning activity was conducted by Dr. Fatima Khan (Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology). She demonstrated hand washing techniques, and hand washing as the simplest method for keeping one healthy.
Senior Resident (Dr. Shivangi Kumari), Junior Residents (Dr. Hira, Dr. Iram, Dr. Shubham, Dr. Chelsea), Interns, Health Inspector and Lab Technicians (Department of Community Medicine, JNMC, A.M.U) helped in carrying out the camp successfully.
|HYPERTENSION DAY-2023 OBSERVED|
ALIGARH May 19: The World Hypertension Day, themed as "Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer", was observed by the Department of Community Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University through an awareness programme held at the Urban Health Post (UHP), Jamalpur.
Addressing the gathering, Prof Saira Mehnaz (Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine) said that World Hypertension Day is celebrated every year on May 17 to spread awareness among common people, especially among low to middle-income groups, to keep track of their blood pressure through accurate BP measuring methods and maintain it for sound health.
"Hypertension is a silent killer that rarely shows any symptoms. Increasing public awareness about hypertension is key to early detection and management," said Dr Ali Jafar Abedi (In-charge, Urban Health Training Centre).
He delivered a health talk to create awareness regarding the prevention of hypertension, its symptoms, complications and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
A team of doctors including Dr Ragul JS, Dr Sami, Dr Bhavani and Dr Aatika examined and screened more than 50 patients at the camp.
Dr Ragul extended the vote of thanks, urging the participants to share in
|WORLD HEALTH WEEK -2023|
BRIEF NARRATIVE REPORT WORLD HEALTH DAY AT J.N. MEDCIAL COLLEGE, A.M.U, ALIGARH
World Health Week 2023 with the theme “health for all” was celebrated by Department of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College, A.M.U, Aligarh during 3rd April to 10th April 2023 under the supervision of Chairperson Prof. Saira Mehnaz. The week kickstarted with an undergraduate quiz held ai J.N. Medical College, in collaboration with IAPSM UP UK Chapter and WHO. Dr. Sameena Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, was appointed as the Nodal Officer for this event.
The preliminary round was held on 3rd April 2023, in which 19 teams constituted by 57 students took part enthusiastically. After this round, 4 teams were selected to move into final round which was held on 10th April. The final round of the event consisted of four rounds and was attended by undergraduate students of J.N. Medical College and faculty from Department of Community Medicine- Prof. M. Athar Ansari, Dr. Urfi, Dr. Nafis Faizi. Prof. M. Athar Ansari gave away the certificates to the winning team comprising of Mantasha Ahmad, Hera Afsar and Sana Naz from 2019 batch.
A health camp was organized on 8th April 2023 in celebration of the same in Sumera Village, a field practice area under Rural Health Training Centre, Jawan, Department of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical college, A.M.U. The camp was guided and supervised by MIC, RHTC, Dr. Uzma Eram, along with Dr. Suboohi Afzal (MO, UHTC). Senior and junior residents of the Department and interns posted at RHTC took part in screening, diagnosis, and management of around 100 beneficiaries of the village along with giving them free medications of some common ailments and advise on lifestyle and dietary modifications. Department of Community Medicine also organised a Skit (Nukkad Natak) at RHTC, Jawan on the occasion of world Health Week on 10th April 2023. Dr. Uzma Eram (MIC, RHTC) addressed the welcome note and motivated the audience regarding Health and Hygiene. Dr. Tabassum Nawab, Assistant Professor & MOH also emphasized the importance of health and maintenance of hygiene among family members for prevention of various communicable diseases. The Nukkad Natak was performed by the Undergraduate Students of 1st year professional ( Batch -2022). They presented their play as lifestyle of a common Village Family. The family was having good socioeconomic status but there was lack of basic education, gender equality, importance of Health. Females of the family were deprive of good food and education as compared to the male members. The play also highlighted that how one educated person (Daughter-in-law of the family) motivated other family members about good hygiene, importance of education for girls and they should be equally treated as girls have to shape their own family in future. The educated Daughter in law in the play saved the life of her Mother in law by suggesting her for early doctor consultation in case of any health issue and saved her life from progress of the dreadful cancer from which she was suffering. Prof. M. Athar Ansari gave vote of thanks to all the attendees and students for successful events.
Please open the link and watch the video of Nukkad Natak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iazfYo0dwB8
Please see the Link: https://www.amu.ac.in/news/2023/4/15/world-health-week-observed
|WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY - 2023|
World TB Day was celebrated at Rural Health Training Centre, Jawan, Department of Community Medicine, J. N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh under the able guidance and supervision of Chairperson Prof. Saira Mehnaz on 22nd March 2023 under the theme-: Yes! We Can End TB!
The program commenced with a Nukkar Natak on world TB Day which is performed by the interns posted at RHTC under the theme: Yes! We Can End TB!
Dr. Uzma Eram, Associate Professor and MIC, RHTC emphasized on the causes, symptoms, prevalence and the treatment of tuberculosis. Dr. Saleem Mohammad Khan, Senior Resident highlighted about the program that is being run by the government of India named as National TB elimination program.
The audience comprised mostly of aged >18 male and female who took part actively and listened to the advices attentively.
|International Women’s Day, 2023|
The Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC), Jawan, running under the Department of Community Medicine, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University organized a commemorative programme to mark the International Women’s Day.
Welcoming the guests, Prof. Saira Mehnaz (Chairperson of the Department) stressed the need for spreading awareness about legal rights of women and urged to organize programmes to promote gender equality and inclusiveness at all levels.
The guest of honor, Prof. Zulfia Khan emphasized that educating a female child is educating society. She said women should know of their rights from childhood so that they are aware from the very beginning what they deserve and how one should assert herself in a challenging situation.
Another guest of honor, Dr. Sumbul Khan stressed the fact that women have a big role in building a strong foundation of society and for them being physically and mentally healthy is very important for a progressive society.
Ms. Pooja Saini (Assistant Legal Aid Defense Counsel, Aligarh), while conveying message from the chief guest, Mr. Dinesh Kumar Nagar (Additional District and Sessions Judge, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Aligarh), highlighted the legal rights of women and pointed out that women often hesitate to seek legal help because they fear criticism from the family members and society. They also become alienated in family matters if their husbands do not support them. In such cases they must rise against the tide and assert their rights through legal measures by dialing a toll-free helpline number 1091 (central social welfare board), if necessary.
Mr. Kishan Kumar Singh and Mr. Somendra Sharma, Assistant Legal Aid Defense Counsel, explained how women can get legal help. They also provided contact information of the concerned cell.
Earlier, Dr. Uzma Eram (Member In-charge, RHTC, Jawan) welcomed the guests while Dr. Shivangi Kumari (Senior Resident) gave brief introduction to the International Women’s Day.
Dr. Tabassum Nawab extended a vote of thanks.
Free refractive services were provided to about 60 women with free hemoglobin tests and medicines on this occasion, apart from distribution of legal help awareness pamphlets.
|JNMC doctors represent AMU at Delhi Public Health Conclave, HIMSR, New Delhi on 04.03.2023|
A team of resident doctors from Department of Community Medicine, J. N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh visited Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi to participate in Delhi Public Health Conclave on 4th March, 2023. The theme for the conference was entitled “Urban health: role of public health in securing health for all.”
Dr. Absar Ahmad and Dr. Jubair Shamsi, Junior Residents in the Department of Community Medicine participated in quiz and bagged the 2nd prize.The visiting team of doctors expressed their gratitude towards their chairperson, Prof. Saira Mehnaz for her continuous encouragement and facilitation for participation in such academic activities.
|International Women's Day|
International Women's Day was observed on 8th March, 2023 at various departments of the Aligarh Muslim University with a motto to spread awareness for the safeguarding of women's rights and make a congenial environment to empower them in all respect.
Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson (Department of Community Medicine) remarked that discrimination between males and females starts from an early stage, and continues throughout life. She said that nutritional equality must be ensured from an early stage both for girls and boys.
The Department of Community Medicine organized an extension lecture on “Ethics in Medical Science.” On 25th February, 2023 in the Departmental Museum for faculty & Residents under the supervision of Dr. Saira Mehnaz, Professor & Chairperson. “Ethics are a cornerstone of Medical Research,” said Dr. Sonish Azam, Ph.D. Biochemistry, Senior Medical Liaison (Oncology), Kyowa Kirin Canada. She is an alumnus of the Department of Biochemistry, AMU, Aligarh. She talked about the importance and expanse of ethics in the field of medical science. She asserted that Medical Ethics are important to protect patient’s rights and help them in deciding what is best for them.
The event was attended by Faculty Members and students from the department. Dr. Nafis Faizi hosted the event while Prof. M. Athar Ansari felicitated the speaker.
|National Deworming Day|
National Deworming Day was celebrated on 10th February, at RHTC Jawan. The event was organized at Ucch prathmik vidyalaya, Jawan. Prof. Saira Mehnaz (Chairperson, Dept. of Community Medicine) said that soil-transmitted helminthiases aka parasitic intestinal worm infestation, is a significant public health problem which have detrimental effects on children’s growth and wellbeing. Dr Uzma Eram (MIC,RHTC)and Dr Tabassum Nawab (Assistant Professor) emphasized on importance of hygienic practices to be adopted and regular deworming for better growth and development of children Dr. Ajitha(JR-1), Dr. Afeefa (JR-1)and Dr. Asma(JR-1) presented a nukkad natak depicting about causes, sign and symptoms of worm infestation.
|World Cancer Day|
World Cancer Day was celebrated on 04th February, at RHTC Jawan on 04.02.2023. The theme for this year was “Close the Care Gap”. Dr. Uzma Eram (Medical officer, RHTC) said that cancer is a bane for the society with a high disease burden and we must work together to spread awareness about its symptoms, early diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Ankit Singh (Medical Officer, CHC) educated the beneficiaries about the relevance of the theme for this year and burden of cancer in society. He also talked about common etiologies of various type of cancers and busted various myths about cancer cause and treatment. Dr. Suboohi Afzal (Medical officer, UHTC) counselled the participants about cancers in women and their symptoms. She also talked about benefits of early diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Ragini Singh informed beneficiaries about various test available at CHC Jawan and proper channel through which they can get best required treatment. She also talked about various initiatives taken by government for early diagnosis and treatment, to help people fight cancer.
|Free Health Camp at its Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) on 06.12.2022|
The Department of Community Medicine in collaboration with Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies of India (Aligarh Society) conducted a free Health Camp at its Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) situated in Jawan; Aligarh
Prof Saira Mehnaz (Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine) welcomed all the dignitaries and a brief account of the programme.
Prof M U Rabbani (Dean, Faculty of Medicine, JNMCH) hoped that more such future collaborations will occur and Prof Rakesh Bharghav (Principal; CMS, JNMCH) stressed on the importance of work at the community level.
Prof Seema Hakim (President, AOGS) spoke on the long-term consequences of anemia .The Guest of Honor, Mr. Javaid Said, a philanthropist and a social activist, spoke on the high prevalence of anemia.
The Chief Guest Mr. Mohammad Imran (IPS, Registrar, AMU) spelt out various ways to spread awareness about anemia at the grassroot level and the importance of organizing such camps in the future.
The team of Gynecologists assessed all the women attending the Camp for free and a large number of females were examined and given appropriate treatment.
Investigations were also carried out, free of cost. More than 130 rural females were benefited from the health camp.
Faculty members engaged with foundation course (visited RHTC/CHC/ Andanwadi Center), Prof Athar Ansari (Community Medicine), Dr. Mohd Salman Shah (Deptt Community Medicine), Dr Ali Jafer Abedi (Community Medicine), Dr. Tabassum Nawab (Community Medicine), Dr. Nafis Faizi (Community Medicine) also participated in the event.
The ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Uzma Eram, Department of Community Medicine and MIC, RHTC.
Please open the Link: https://www.amu.ac.in/news/2022/12/08/free-health-camp-in-rhtc
|FREE HEALTH CAMP AT FARIDPUR VILLAGE|
Health care workers provided the residents of Faridpur village with free medical advice and medicines and referred them for free-of-cost specialized treatments in the health camp of the Centre of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension (CCAEE), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
The camp was organised in collaboration with the Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), AMU.
Inaugurating the camp, the Chief Guest, Dr Hamida Tariq (well-known pediatrician) said, “These camps promote health awareness and I am sure that the residents of Faridpur will hugely benefit with early detection of health issues through medical tests and consultations in the camp”.
She also consulted patients in the health camp.
Prof Mohammad Gulrez (AMU Pro Vice Chancellor and Director, CCAEE) said that these programmes are our civic responsibility and it is imperative that we keep extending to the people in rural areas through medical expertise and knowledge.
The Guest of Honour, Prof Naima Khatoon conveyed gratitude to the villagers for their cooperation and pressed the need for more such outreach programmes.
Prof Aysha Munira Rasheed (Deputy Director, CCAEE) said that free health camps in rural areas will help our villagers live a healthier and better life in the post-pandemic world.
Prof Saira Mehnaz (Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine), Dr Ali Jafar Abedi, Dr Sameena, Dr Mohit Sharma and Dr Sumaiya provided free medical advice and medicines to over 150 Faridpur residents.
Dr Shamim (CCAEE) conducted the program.
Please open the link: https://www.amu.ac.in/news/2022/12/03/free-health-camp-at-faridpur-village
An Immunization Camp was organized on 10th
November, 2022, in village Tejpur, organized by RHTC(Rural Health Training
Centre) Jawan under the guidance of Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson, Department
of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh. The camp was
successfully held under the supervision of medical officer
The beneficiaries were receptive to the guidance and actively participated in the camp.The event was attended by Mrs. Zakia Sultan (MSW), Mr. Javed(MSW), Mr.Nizam (MSW) along with interns Dr. Raziuddin and Dr.Ritika Goel.
|STI/RTI Services in National AIDS and STD Control Programme V NACP-V|
The Department of Community Medicine organized an Extension Lecture by Technical Consultant, World Health Organization on “STI/ RTI Services in National AIDS and STD Control Programme V (NACP-V).”
Dr. Abhishek Royal, Consultant, World Health Organization (India) delivered an Extension Lecture on “STI/ RTI Services in National AIDS and STD Control Programme V (NACP-V)” in the Department of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College. Owing to the importance of the topic, the lecture was attended by faculty members of different departments of the J.N. Medical College as well Junior & Senior Residents.
Dr. Abhishek discussed the different changes in “STI/ RTI Services in National AIDS and STD Control Programme V (NACP-V)” on its different operational and implementational challenges. The interactive session had delved in to interesting public health topic from syndromic approach, task shifting, intersectoral coordination supply chain and other facets of STI/ RTI programme. The lecture was in line with the series of changes implemented by the department in Postgraduate curriculum. The curricular changes are revamped as per the recent changes introduced by NMC.
|Immunization Camp at Village Jawan|
The Department of Community Medicine,
J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh conducted an
Dr. Uzma Eram, Associate Professor and Member-In-Charge, RHTC, Jawan, Dept. of Community Medicine, motivated the pregnant females and mothers of under 05 children for immunization. Dr. Md. Quyamuddin (Junior Resident-1) and interns assisted Mr. Nizaam Idris in immunization camp. Mrs. Zakia Sultan, Medical Social Worker helped in organization of immunization camp. There were total 29 beneficiaries.
We conducted a school health camp in Shri Mathura Prasad Higher Secondary School, Kasimpur Road, Chota Jawan, Aligarh on 19-10-2022 and 20-10-2022 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm under the supervision of Prof. Saira Mehnaz ( Chairperson of Dept. of Community Medicine, JN Medical college AMU , Aligarh ) and Dr Uzma Eram (MIC, RHTC, Jawan).
Total 100 school children were examined (class 1st to 8th ). Dr. Uzma Eram (MIC,RHTC, Jawan) and Dr. Saleem Mohammad Khan (senior resident) examined the children from head to toe and prescribed medication wherever required. Dr. Absar Ahmad (JR) conducted visual acuity test on all the children using Snellen’s Chart. Dr. Quyammudin (JR) examined the children for malnutrition and Dr. Digvijay (JR) gave health talk on hygiene and balanced diet .
Oral and teeth examination was conducted by Prof. Neha Agrawal and Dr. Syed Amaan Ali (Assistant Prof.) from the department of periodontics and community dentistry, Dr. Z A Dental College Amu Aligarh
This school health camp was assisted by Mrs. Zakia Sultan, Mr. Tausif Ahmad, Javed Ali, Mohammad Zaki and interns posted at RHTC.
|HAND WASHING DAY-2022 at RHTC, JAWAN AND UHTC|
A health talk and other awareness events were held on October 15 to observe the ‘Global Hand Washing Day’ at the Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC), Jawan of the Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
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HAND WASHING DAY-2022 at UHTC
Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh enthusiastically celebrated "Global Handwashing Day" on the 15th of October, 2022. Prof. Saira Mehnaz , Chairman Department of Community Medicine said “October 15 is celebrated as "Global Handwashing Day", a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. The theme for this year's "Global Handwashing Day" was 'Unite for Universal Hand Hygiene'.”
“As a part of Family adoption Programme, A team of Resident doctors, MBBS students facilitated medico-social workers visited Samviliyan School of Panjipur Village for a health talk where the school students and teachers were sensitized about handwashing and demonstrated the correct method of handwashing.” Dr Ali Jafar Abedi, Member-In-charge, Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC).
|‘SWACHHATA PAKHWADA’ AT AMU|
Mass ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ cleanliness drives at various departments, schools, faculties and offices of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) continue as the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry gears up to launch a 15-day campaign on September 17 to mark the completion of eight years of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Prof Saira Mehnaz (Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine) explained the various benefits of cleanliness and how it reduces the risk of diseases and keeps us healthy.
She was delivering an invited talk held to mark the ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’ observations of the Centre of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension.
|‘SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY’ OBSERVATIONS AT RHTC, JAWAN, DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE|
A programme to observe the ‘Suicide Prevention Day’ at the Rural Health and Training Centre, Jawan; Department of Community Medicine and Department of Psychiatry faculty members and doctors collaborated to organise a week-long ‘Suicide Prevention’ awareness event.
On the occasion, Prof Saira Mehnaz (Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine) pressed for effective suicide prevention strategies to be adopted.
Please open the Link: https://www.amu.ac.in/news/2022/9/15/suicide-prevention-day-observations-at-amu
|World Food Programme led Extension Lectures on the topic, " Focusing on Fortified Rice- a Strategy to Address Anemia and Micronutrient Deficiency Disorders” in the National Nutrition Week 2022|
National Nutrition Week is
being celebrated from 1st to 7th September,
2022, in the Department of Community Medicine at
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC). On
the 7th of September (Day -7), a
Lecture Series on the topic, " Focusing
on Fortified Rice-
Fortification of rice, a vital area of concern & implementation in India ‘s Public Health was deliberated by renowned speakers form the UN World Food Programme. The culmination of the week long National Nutrition Week (1-7 September, 2022) by the Department of Community Medicine was organized in collaboration with the speakers from UN World Food Programme. The theme for this year is “Celebrate a World of Flavours ”. Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine started the event by welcoming the attendees and gave an overview of the different events conducted during the past 6 days of the National Nutrition Week.
Prof. Rakesh Bhargava, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, JNMC praised the vibrancy of the department and its initiatives and urgent them to continue with the same spirit in future.
The first Guest Lecturer was Dr. Shariqua Yunus, Head of Unit and Programme Officer. (Health and Nutrition), World Food Programme. She gave a comprehensive overview on the process of Rice Fortification, its importance and success stories from countries which have already implement it.
The next Guest Lecturer was Dr. Reema Chugh, Programme Policy Officer, Food Fortification, World Food Programme who discussed common myths and misconceptions regarding fortified rice, its storage and consumption.
The Presiding Guest for the event was Prof. M. Yunus, Former Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine who stressed on the importance of a nutrient- rich diet and the ways to inculcate them in our everyday lives. Prof. Yunus expressed his distinct pleasure that the department is making huge progress through its collaborative activities.
Dr. Nafis Faizi, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine extended his vote of thanks and gratitude towards experts and the organizers including the technical staff of the Prof. M.N. Faruqui Computer Centre, the Department of Home Science, College of Nursing and others who actively participated in the programme.
|Nukkad Natak on “SKIT on Food Taboos” in National Nutrition Week, 2022 (1 – 7, Sep., 2022)|
National Nutrition Week is being celebrated from 1st to 7th September, 2022, at UHTC, Department of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College, AMU Aligarh under the guidance of Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson and supervision of Dr. Ali Jafar Abedi, Member-In-Charge.
A short Nukkad Natak with the theme of FOOD TABOOS was organized by the Department of Community Medicine at CHC, Harduaganj on 07.09.2022. MBBS intern Dr. Himanshu introduced about the event, why we are here, what messages we will going to give through our nukkad natak.
|Health Talk on "Contribution of Food in Controlling Diabetes" in National Nutrition Week, 2022|
On the occasion of NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK, 2022, a health talk on "
Contribution of Food in Controlling Diabetes"was organized for Undergraduate students by the Department of Community Medicine, JNMC in Department of Computer Science, AMU Aligarh, under the supervision of Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson and guidance of Dr. Ali Jafar Abedi, MIC, UHTC held on 06-09-2022.
|Poshan Mela _NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK- DAY- 5 (05.09.2022)|
A Poshan Mela was held at the 5th day of National Nutrition week was celebrated at Chota Jawan, a field practice area under Rural health Training Centre, Jawan of Department of Community Medicine, JNMC, AMU on 05.09.2022. The event was held under the supervision of Chairperson, Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Prof. Naima Khatoon, Principal, Women’s College AMU and guidance of Dr. Uzma Eram, with the help of Prof. M. Athar Ansari, along with Dr. Tabassum Nawab, Assistant Professor and MOH, RHTC and Dr. Sameena Ahmad, Senior Resident in the Department of Community Medicine. Prof. Zulfia Khan (retd.) was invited as the guest to preside over the event. Dr. Maryam Fatima, Assistant Professor, Department of Home Science, Women’s College was invited as the resource person for the event.
|CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK – DAY - 3 (03.09.2022)|
On the third day of national nutrition week, a health talk was organized at the anganwadi centre at field Nagla Qila on 03.09.2022, a field practice area under the Urban Health Training Centre, Department of Community Medicine, JNMC, AMU, under the supervision of chairperson, Prof. Saira Mehnaz and guidance of Dr. Ali Jafar Abedi, Member In-charge UHTC. The health talk was given by Dr. Sameena Ahmad, Senior Resident along with interns Dr. Inamullah Khan and Dr. Ishan. The audiences were explained initially that different age groups have different nutritional needs and hence the diet should be taken such that all the requirements are met.
|AWARENESS ABOUT NUTRITION AND HEALTH AT COLUMBIA INTER COLLEGE ON 02.09.2022 (DAY-2)|
The American Dietetic Association (ADA), currently known as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, established National Nutrition Week in 1975 with the purpose of creating public awareness about the countless benefits of healthy nutrition and an active lifestyle. In India, National Nutrition Week was first recognized in 1982, when government launched several initiatives to motivate, spread awareness, and educate people about the healthy nutrition and its association with good health and longevity. Since then, it’s celebrated every year from 1st to 7th September, 2022. National Nutrition Week -2022 is being celebrated across the country with the theme ‘'Celebrate a World of Flavours”.
Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh is enthusiastically celebrating this week with several IEC/BCC activities happening and planned at departmental level as well as through its two outreach centres- Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC) and Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC), Jawan. On the second day of the week (2nd September, 2022) from UHTC, a team of doctors and interns namely Dr. M. Yasir Zubair, Dr. Iram Abid, Dr. Inamullah and Dr. Insha along with field staff members namely Mr. Mohd. Danish, Health Inspector and Mr. Ahtesham Mohd. Khan, Case Worker visited Columbia Inter College for health talk.
|Health Talk_National Nutrition Week, 2022 (Day-1)|
National Nutrition Week is being celebrated from 1st to 7th September, 2022, at UHTC, Department of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College, AMU Aligarh under the guidance of Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson and supervision of Dr. Ali Jafar Abedi, Member-In-Charge. Dr. Asra Saqib (Junior Resident-2) alongwith Dr. Quyamuddin (Junior Resident-1) Dr. Insha, Dr. Gaurav, Dr. Himanshu conducted a Health Talk on the 1st day of National Nutrition Week in ABK Girls High School, AMU, Aligarh.
|Special Extension Lecture (Natoional Nutrition Week From 1- 7 Sep., 2022 )|
Special Extension Lecture on 07 September, 2022 at LT-2, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh
The two speakers from World Food Programme who will address are: -
1. Dr. Shariqua Yunus, Head of the Unit & Programme Officer (Health & Nutrition), United Nations World Food Programme
2. Dr. Reema Chugh, Programme Policy Officer (Food Fortification), World Food Programme
|National Nutrition Week 1 - 7 September, 2022|
Schedule of Events
|Poshan Mela _National Nutrition Week 1 - 7 September, 2022|
Poshan Mela on 5th September, 2022 at Chotta Jawan Village (10:00 AM)
|WORLD BREAST FEEDING WEEK-2022 CELEBRATED (DAY- I) on 01.08.2022|
Celebratory activities to mark World Breast Feeding week began at Rural Health Training Centre RHTC), Jawan of Department of Community Medicine, J N Medical College on 01.08.2022 (Day-1).
The inaugural program was attended by Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Rakesh Bhargava as chief guest with Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine, Prof. Saira Mehnaz, and Prof. Athar Ansari gracing the occasion as guest of honor.
This marks the beginning of a weeklong celebration that will take place from 1st-7th August 2022 at the health centers and field practice areas under the Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University.
In her welcome address, Prof. Saira Mehnaz highlighted the importance of breastfeeding and a brief background about the celebration of the week. “This year's theme for World Breastfeeding Week is ‘Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support’. The Department of Community Medicine has prepared this whole week with the hope that our efforts bring impact and we contribute to this theme positively,” Prof. Mehnaz added.
|Celebration of 2nd Day of Breastfeeding Week, 2022 at RHTC, Jawan on 02.08.2022|
The Department of Community Medicine continued with the celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2022 for the second day at Rural Health Training Centre, Jawan on 02.08.2022 under the guidance and supervision of Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson, Dr. Uzma Eram, MIC & MO, RHTC and Dr. Tabassum Nawab, MO, RHTC. Prof. Zulfia Khan (Retd.) was invited as the Chief Guest for the event.
|Celebration of 3rd Day of Breastfeeding Week, 2022 at RHTC, Jawan on 03.08.2022|
World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated from 1st to 7th August, 2022, at RHTC Jawan. On the 3rd of August, Day 3, a Health Talk was organised in Chota Jawan in the field practice area under RHTC, Department of Community Medicine, JNMC. The theme for this year is “Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support”. Dr. Tabassum Nawab (Medical officer, RHTC) started the health talk by explaining the theme of this years’ Breastfeeding Week to the beneficiaries and stressed on the importance of a good social support system provided by family, friends and neighbours in cultivating good breastfeeding practices in lactating mothers.
|3rd Day of World Breastfeeding Week, 2022 _Quiz & Poster making Comp. at JNMC on 03.08.2022|
On the occasion of World Breastfeeding week, celebrated from 1ST August to 7th August, 2022 the Department of Community Medicine, JNMC, AMU organized a Quiz competition for the undergraduate students of MBBS on Day-3 of the week long programme, on 3rd August 2022.
The event was helmed by Dr. Nafiz Faizi (Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine JNMC) and was conducted in Lecture Theatre 2 of the college.
|4th Day_World Breastfeeding Week-2022_Healt Talk & Demo for Pregnant Women on 04.08.2022|
World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated from 1st to 7th August, 2022, at RHTC Jawan. On the 4th of August, Dr.Uzma Eram (Member in Charge, RHTC) conducted the programme on the 4th day of Breastfeeding Week in CHC, Jawan, after taking permission from Dr. Ankit (Medical Officer, CHC). Initiation of breastfeeding was conducted by Dr. Uzma Eram, to a recently delivered female in CHC. The recently delivered females were honoured with a garland and were covered with a red chunni. Free distribution of protein powder, Daliya packets and fruits to recently delivered females was done and knowledge on good breastfeeding practices were imparted to the recently initiated.
|4th Day_World Breastfeeding Week-2022 on 04.08.2022|
World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated from 1st to 7th August, 2022, at UHTC. On the 4th of August, Day- 4, a Health Talk and Interactive Session was organised at Anganwadi Centre, Panjipur, in the adopted village under UHTC, Department of Community Medicine, JNMC. The theme for this year is “Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support”. Dr. Ali Jafar Abedi (Member-In-Charge, UHTC) talked about the importance of breastfeeding for the nutritional requirements of the infant. He emphasized on how breastfeeding is required for the holistic development of the baby, and gave information about when and how to start complementary feeding. Dr. Jubair Shamsi (JR-3) talked about the importance of breastfeeding to the mother, while Dr. Fazeelah Tasleem (JR-3) and Dr. Shaista Parveen (JR-3) held an interactive session with the participants, demonstrated the correct method of breastfeeding and cleared doubts of the participants. Dr. Digvijay Gupta (JR-1) concluded the event by urging the participants to actively promote breastfeeding in their localities.
|6th Day_World Breastfeeding Week-2022 on 06.08.2022 (Last day)|
THE WEEK LONG WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2022 CELEBRATIONS OF DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE CULMINATED TODAY WITH A WORKSHOP ON BREASTFEEING AT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU MEDICAL COLLEGE ON 06.08.2022
A workshop on breastfeeding week was organized at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College by the Department of Community Medicine on 06.08.22 for medical and nursing students to make them aware about the importance of breastfeeding and infant feeding with the theme of “step up for breastfeeding: educate and support.” The event was organized with guidance and support of Prof. Rakesh Bhargava, Dean, Faculty of Medicine who was the Guest of Honour, with the help of Prof. Saira Mehnaz, the Organizing Chairperson for the event. Dr. Hameeda Tariq graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the event.
Dr. Hameeda Tariq stressed upon the importance of breastfeeding for growth and development of the newborns. She also told that breastfeeding plays an important part in increasing intimacy between mother and child and gave examples of countries like Uruguay, Sweden and Oman who have high prevalence of breastfeeding among community and urged the students to guide mothers of the newborns for the same. Prof. Rakesh Bhargava praised the department about efforts to promote breastfeeding among the community and acknowledged the development of breast milk bank in the medical college to promote breastfeeding among newborns. In her welcome address, Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson, Department of community medicine said that “optimal breastfeeding is necessary to promote immunity among newborns and also has additional benefits to the mother. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life followed by continued breastfeeding with appropriate complementary foods for up to 2 years and beyond, provides an infant the best start possible to life.’’ Later on, a “nukkad natak” was performed by the students of Junior Primary school, Jawan, highlighting the importance of breastfeeding even when the mother goes out to work in the form of expressed breastmilk, the advantages of the same, how to maintain nutrition of lactating female and how the families can help the lactating females.
|Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav from 10th to 17th August 2022 during 75th Independence Day Celebration Week|
Series of awareness lectures and competitions were held at the Urban Health Training Centre of the Department of Community Medicine to observe the ‘Har Ghar Jhanda’ and ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ campaigns.
“Shiba Khan, Naresh Yadav, Ahtsham Mohd Khan and Syed Taheer Ahmad delivered health talks on ‘Freedom from Disease’ at the Primary School Nagla Qila. They apprised school students and teachers on the best ways to maintain personal hygiene”, said Prof Saira Mehnaz (Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine).
Dr Ali Jafar Abedi, Member In-charge, UHRC informed: “Drawing competitions, Nukkad Natak (Street Play), Flag distribution and essay-writing contests were also held at different schools to spread awareness”.
|On the occasion of 75th Independence Anniversary, a short Nukkad Natak with the theme of T.B. SE AZADI on 13.08.2022|
On the occasion of 75th Independence Anniversary, a short Nukkad Natak with the theme of T.B. SE AZADI was organized by the Department of Community Medicine in a school in Chandbagh. MBBS student Md. Jargham Qazi introduced about the event, why we are here, what messages we will going to give through our Nukkad Natak. He also said few words about how India got independence. Then a SKIT played by PGs and MBBS students (
Admitted Batch2019 & 2020 ) with the theme “T.B SE AZADI” through this SKIT messages have been conveyed about the diagnosis, and importance of adherence of its treatment protocol to the audience. There were 49 audience present at the time of event including school children, teachers, principal and few parents.
|On the occasion of Independence Day, 2022 (Har Ghar Jhanda Programme under "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav")|
On the occasion of Independence Day, 2022, a week long event was organised Har Ghar Jhanda Programme under "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" at Rural Health Training Centre, Jawan from 11th of August to 17th of August, 2022 under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The events in this week were very well supervised by Dr. Uzma Eram (Member In-charge, RHTC) and Dr. Tabassum Nawab (Assistant Professor) with the help of Resident doctors, Interns and MSWs under the able guidance of Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine, JNMC, AMU, Aligarh.
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|WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY on 14th June, 2022|
World Blood Donor Day was celebrated under the guidance of Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine on 14th June, 2022 and under the supervision of Dr. Uzma Eram, Member-In-Charge, RHTC, Jawan. The theme for this year was “Donating Blood is an Act of Solidarity”.
Dr. Danish Kamal (JR-1) gave introduction and spoke about the relevance of the theme for this year. Dr. Ayesha (Intern) talked about importance of blood donation along with humanitarian aspect of it. She also talked about the benefits of blood donation for both donor and patient. Dr. Equbal Ahmad (Intern) spoke about who can donate blood and who cannot. He also talked about myths relating to blood donation. The event concluded with the blood donation pledge presided over by Dr. Saleem Mohammad Khan along with the resident doctors, interns and patients. The staff at RHTC helped in organizing the event.
|MBBS STUDENTS REACH PANJIPUR VILLAGE FOR NMC FAMILY ADOPTION PROGRAMME|
The Department of Community Medicine has started the first Family Adoption Programme for first year MBBS students on 04.06.2022 at 09:00 am to Panjipur village. The Commissioner, Shri Gaurav Dayal, the Chief Medical Officer, District Aligarh, Dr. Neeraj Tyagi, Mrs. Savitri Pal, ICDS, Jawan Block, Aligarh, Prof. Rakesh Bhargava, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Shahid Ali Siddiqui, Principal & CMS, JNMCH, Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson, D/o Community Medicine, Prof. M. Athar Ansari, Programme Coordinator, Dr. Ali Jafar Abedi, Dr. Mohammad Salman Shah & Dr. Nafis Faizi were present on the occasion of flagging of the bus to Punjipu village. The ambitious Family Adoption Programme is in consonance with the National Medical Commission (NMC) curriculum changes, where every MBBS students will adopt 3 – 5 families and become apprised with the village health infrastructure.
The Commissioner, Shri Gaurav Dayal lauded the event and congratulated the Department of Community Medicine for this initiative. The CMO Aligarh has extended all possible support from the health services of adjoining health centres for the communities. The Principal & CMS, JNMCH extended his wishes and reiterated the importance of the programme. Prof. Saira Mehnaz updated and apprised the Family Adoption Programme details. Prof. Rakesh Bhargava, Dean, Faculty of Medicine welcomed the guests and congratulated the department and extended his full support to the programme.
The flagging off the ceremony was a culmination of hard work of the members of family adoption programme committee led by the Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson, D/o Community Medicine, Prof. M. Athar Ansari, Programme Coordinator & Dr. Ali Jafar Abedi who did the field mapping exercise, liaison and village coordination. The guidance documents, modules & logbook were prepared by Dr. Mohammad Salman Shah & Dr. Nafis Faizi. The Family Adoption Programme was preceded by a detailed workshop on 03.06.2022 at LT-I, JNMCH from 03 to 05 pm and speakers/ trainers of the said workshop were Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Dr. Mohammad Salman Shah, Dr. Tabassum Nawab, Dr. Ali Jafar Abedi & Dr. Nafis Faizi from the Department of Community Medicine.
Senior & Junior Residents and the field staff (MSWs & other field workers) coordinated the different field activities along with Family Adoption Committee.
|‘WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY’ OBSERVED - 2022|
The ‘World No Tobacco Day’- 2022 was observed by the Department of Community Medicine, JNMC, AMU at Urban Health Training Center & Rural Health Training Centre, Jawan :
|Public Lecture on Fortified Rice at the Collectorate Conference Hall, Aligarh on 07.05.2022|
On the request of Mr. Surkhraj V Kaur, Project manager – ICT and Communication through e-mail dated 5th May, 2022 regarding participation in the Public Lecture on Fortified Rice at the Collectorate Conference Hall, Aligarh on 07.05.2022 at 03:00 PM. The said awareness campaign W.F.P. was organized with the team of its partner organization New Concept Information System Pvt Ltd.
Prof. Saira Mehnaz, Chairperson, Department of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh has sent a team of 22 Junior Residents & 03 Medical Social Workers from the Department of Community Medicine who participated in the above said Lecture held on 07.05.2022 at 03:00 PM.
|Seminar on World Health Day 2022|
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|XXI Annual Conference Of IAPSM UP & UK State Chapter (26th – 27th October 2018)|
The Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, is organising the XXI ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF IAPSM UP & UK CHAPTER – 2018 – from 26th -27th October 2018. The VIII Annual Conference of IAPSM UP State Chapter was organized in our Department on 8th and 9th November 1994, and it is a gap of around 24 years that we are organizing this event again. The main theme of the Conference is “Strengthening of health system and renewal of primary health care for universal health coverage”, along with various other subthemes. There will be plenary sessions, invited lectures, contributed papers, oral and poster presentations. Our academic treat will be covering a wide variety of topics relevant to the present times, all related to community medicine and public health.
Pre Conference Workshop was organized on 25th October, 2018 by academic expertise of various teaching and research institutes.
|1. CME on PREVENTIVE GERIATRICS: GRACEFUL GREYING on 24th March 2018|
1. CME on PREVENTIVE GERIATRICS: GRACEFUL GREYING on 24th March 2018 2. World Health Day: National Symposium on Universal Health Coverage on 7th April.2018 3. Pre-Conference Workshop on "Health Technology Assessment in Public Health" to be held on 25th October 2018 4. XXI Annual Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine UP & UK Chapter-2018 to be held on 26th -27th October 2018
|Workshop on â??Efficient Quality-Assured Data Capture Using a Mobile Phoneâ?? for Medical College and Public Health Professionals of North India on 24th& 25th April, 2018.|
Workshop on â??Efficient Quality-Assured Data Capture Using a Mobile Phoneâ?? for Medical College and Public Health Professionals of North India on 24th& 25th April, 2018.
|Department of Community Medicine J.N. Medical College, AMU Aligarh organized World Health Day 2014 on 7th April.|
Department of Community Medicine J.N. Medical College, AMU Aligarh organized World Health Day 2014 on 7th April. This year, theme was Vector-borne diseases, Small Bite- Big Threat. Aim of celebrating world health day was to create awareness of vector borne diseases especially malaria and dengue in the community and its prevention by taking simple measures.
|IMPORTANT HEALTH DAYS OBSERVED|
IMPORTANT HEALTH DAYS OBSERVED Feb. 4 --World Cancer Day (Internâ??s and PG seminar and community outreach) March 8 --International Womenâ??s Day ( PG Seminar) March 24-- World TB Day (FGDs , Interns and PG Seminars) April 7 --World Health Day (Health Talk, school health programme) April 25-- World Malaria Day ( Malaria week- surveys, discussions, FGDs Etc) May 31-- Anti-tobacco Day/World no tobacco Day ( FGD, Health Talk) June 5-- World Environment Day ( Community based surveys and sensitization) July 11-- World Population Day (Talk on Family Planning Update, Survey) July 29-- ORS Day ( Demonstration in OPD by Interns, UGs) Aug. 1- 8-- World Breast Feeding Week ( Surveys, FGDs, Talks Sept. 1 to 7-- National Nutrition week ( Surveys, IEC, FGDs, Seminars) Oct. 1-- International Day for the Elderly ( Survey, PG presentation, Talks) Nov. 10-- World Immunisation Day (Rapid Survey, Trainings of non teaching staff, PGs) Dec. 1-- World AIDS Day (Seminar, Awareness campaign in the community) The department of Community medicine celebrates important Health days at its outreach centres and department in form of Invited lectures, Seminarâ??s, Health talks at the Aganwadi Centres, Sub Centres, and Schools etc. The department also conducts surveys in field practice areas on IYCF practices, Immunization status, KAP on various diseases etc. Apart from routine family studies by Medical UGs, Interns, PGs. The department intends to make certain activities an annual affair. It is recommended that following activities may be undertaken: 1. Surveys on IYCF practices and Immunization status and KAP on Malaria and other Vector borne ds. 2. IEC activities for above mentioned health days 3. Seminars and group discussions 4. Health talk in community
|SPSS Training Workshop for Data Analysis in Research for Medical , 28th & 29th April, 2016|
SPSS Training Workshop for Data Analysis in Research for Medical , 28th & 29th April, 2016
|Efficient, quality-assured data capture using a mobile phone, 24th & 25th, April, 2018|
Efficient, quality-assured data capture using a mobile phone, 24th & 25th, April, 2018
|Department of Community Medicine, J.N.Medical College organized a free eye camp on 9th May, 2015 at Rural Health Training Centre, Jawan, Aligarh.|
Department of Community Medicine, J.N.Medical College organized a free eye camp on 9th May, 2015 at Rural Health Training Centre, Jawan, Aligarh. The camp was supported by Mr. Faizan Siddiqui, Founder, Kids with Vision, New York, USA. This organization helps children avoid blindness by conditions like congenital cataract, corneal ulcer, refractive error and squint etc. In these camps, 55 children were registered and necessary eye health care services were provided to them free of cost. A team of doctors, medico-social workers and refractionist from Dept. of Community Medicine, J.N. Medical College carried out the eye check up. Patients especially children, diagnosed with eye problems were given treatment and some of them were referred to J.N. Medical College and other higher centres for treatment including eye surgery. Prof. Najam Khalique, Chairman of the Department said that large number of poor people were benefited and they will be given necessary health care services. He provided all possible support for the activity. Dr. M. Salman Shah, made extensive arrangement for the camp so that patients get the maximum benefit. He also gave it wide publicity through health staff posted at RHTC and other local bodies in the registered areas. A team of doctors comprising Dr. Zulfiquar Naqvi, Dr. Farha Tarannum, Dr. Saurabh Suman examined the children. Dr. Uzma Eram, Dr. S.N.A. Hashmi, Dr. Urfi, Mr. Saleem Siddiqui, Miss Zakia Sultan, Mr. Tauseef Ahmad, Mr. Hasan Nawaz, Mr. M. Owais Ahmad, Mr. Izharul Haque and all staff members and interns posted at RHTC participated actively. Next camp will be held on 23th May, 2015 at UHTC, Qila Road, Purani Chungi, Aligarh. Dates of the other camps will be notified later on.
|World Breastfeeding Week from 1-7 August, 2017|
World Breastfeeding Week from 1-7 August, 2017
|World Breast Feeding week is observed from Ist to 7th August, 2014 at Urban Health Training Centre, Qila Road, Purani Chungi.|
World Breast Feeding week is observed from Ist to 7th August, 2014 at Urban Health Training Centre, Qila Road, Purani Chungi. Various activities to promote breast feeding have been organised in schools and general population of registered areas namely Qila Ka Nagla, Firdous Nagar, Patwari Ka Nagla and Shahanshabad.